Podcast feeds inaccessable and/or months behind

Jim Deutch

Well-Known Member
Help! I want to listen and I can't get any new podcasts! Anyone have pointers to other download sites, or news about any of these?

http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.podcast/feeds/TolkienProf.xml -- last updated with ELotR 126 in December.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.podcast/feeds/MythgardAcademy.xml -- gives only "403 Forbidden" since two months or more.

https://feeds.fireside.fm/mythgardacademy/rss -- has up to Wizard of Earthsea ep. 5, nothing since.

https://feeds.fireside.fm/tolkienprof/rss -- last update was mid-November

Having (finally!) caught up on The Lays of Beleriand, and no new mp3 content anywhere, I think I'm going to re-listen the Silmarillion Seminar. I remember it as pretty awesome, but it's been years...
 

Nicholas Palazzo

Well-Known Member
Help! I want to listen and I can't get any new podcasts! Anyone have pointers to other download sites, or news about any of these?

http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.podcast/feeds/TolkienProf.xml -- last updated with ELotR 126 in December.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.podcast/feeds/MythgardAcademy.xml -- gives only "403 Forbidden" since two months or more.

https://feeds.fireside.fm/mythgardacademy/rss -- has up to Wizard of Earthsea ep. 5, nothing since.

https://feeds.fireside.fm/tolkienprof/rss -- last update was mid-November

Having (finally!) caught up on The Lays of Beleriand, and no new mp3 content anywhere, I think I'm going to re-listen the Silmarillion Seminar. I remember it as pretty awesome, but it's been years...
Currently, the only way to do this is YouTube. Beyond that, I'd recommend emailing [email protected] with any questions.
 

MithLuin

Administrator
Staff member
Yeah, so...the podcasts unfortunately don't update in a very timely manner.
They can be found here:
https://mythgard.org/listen/

It seems the fireside.fm site is the current one for the podcasts, based on Mythgard's website. But, yes...not exactly current.

The Signum YouTube channel is available here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUxTFUltO4uXhEfqgI6GtIg/playlists
And the Signum Twitch channel can be found here: https://www.twitch.tv/signumu/videos?filter=archives&sort=time

Those will be more up-to-date than the podcasts.

I know it can be frustrating when there are long waits for the podcasts to be updated. I don't really have any answers, unfortunately. I can only say that the people who post the podcast are doing the editing work as volunteers, and that sometimes other life obligations and health issues can delay the work.
 

Jim Deutch

Well-Known Member
the people who post the podcast are doing the editing work as volunteers
Indeed: I do this myself for my wife's weekly podcast. I am not complaining about the delay, exactly. Just wondering if there is a technical issue that needs to be addressed that the Powers are not aware of.

The mythgard feed at http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.podcast/feeds/MythgardAcademy.xml refusing connection, complaining that you need to log in, seems like a technical issue, not a "sorry; I've gotten behind" issue... This has historically been the most up-to-date feed.
 

SimonL

New Member
The mythgard feed at http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.podcast/feeds/MythgardAcademy.xml refusing connection, complaining that you need to log in, seems like a technical issue, not a "sorry; I've gotten behind" issue... This has historically been the most up-to-date feed.
Some of the old Amazon hosted feeds seem to be broken (I posted a few weeks ago) and not working with some software due to the odd error in them. Having hundreds of entries goign back years gives scope for the odd error to crop up.

I think the fireside.fm stuff is new from just the last few weeks. I am guessing the idea is that the official feeds are going to switch to fireside but there is a bit of a delay getting everything going.
 

Ennikan

New Member
Came here to say this, too - also stuck at 126. I realize they are on YouTube, but that does not work for me listening in the car. YT shuts off when your phone sleeps (unless you buy premium, which I am NOT doing).

I'm feeling disconnected!
 

Nicholas Palazzo

Well-Known Member
Came here to say this, too - also stuck at 126. I realize they are on YouTube, but that does not work for me listening in the car. YT shuts off when your phone sleeps (unless you buy premium, which I am NOT doing).

I'm feeling disconnected!
I've been able to set my phone up so that it doesn't sleep whilst playing a video. My biggest issue isn't in my car, but actually any time I'm listening through headphones. Listening to a YouTube video while your phone is in your pocket (freeing up your hands for other tasks) is not the least bit convenient. The phone has to be placed just so so as not to accidentally have the screen touched and the battery drain from having the screen active for that long is quite heavy.

Unfortunately, I don't think that anyone who can affect any changes to these issues is active on these forums. My best suggestion is to try and email Signum directly with any of these concerns.
 

Nicholas Palazzo

Well-Known Member
I've thought about doing that, but there is a chance that it can effect the statistics of podcast listenership and thus the podcast's discoverability. I'm a bit reticent to do anything that could even slightly impact Prof. Olsen's livelihood in this way. Especially without his permission.
 

Keli

Administrator
Staff member
Hello Everyone,

As most of you are aware we've had a large number of podcast issues over the last couple of years. We recently made some significant changes which should alleviate most, if not all, of these issues.

If you are having trouble receiving the latest episodes in your podcast player, please try to re-subscribe using the URLs found on https://mythgard.org/listen.

For further information please listen to the latest episode on The Tolkien Professor Podcast: https://tolkienprof.fireside.fm/410
 
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